LONDON (2nd April 2019) – Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines will launch flights between Manchester Airport, its second base in the UK after London Stansted, and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen on 1st July 2019. Pegasus’ scheduled flights will connect Manchester Airport to 32 destinations across Turkey and 39 international destinations including Abu Dhabi, Amman, Bahrain, Beirut, Bishkek, Doha, Dubai, Hurghada, Muscat, North Cyprus, Riyadh, Sharjah, Sharm El Sheikh, Tbilisi and Tel Aviv.
Flying between Manchester Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, the new route will operate five days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, connecting to further destinations across Turkey, including coastal, cultural and gourmet hotspots such as Alanya, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir.
Pegasus’ new flights will take off from Manchester Airport at 12:40, arriving in Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen at 18:50; flights from Istanbul will depart at 09:30, reaching Manchester Airport at 11:55 five times a week.
Flights can be booked now on www.flypgs.com/en with fares starting at just £79.99 one way, including taxes and charges. With the launch of the new Manchester route, Pegasus now flies a low cost scheduled service to 35 destinations in Turkey and 72 in the rest of the world, bringing its total network to 107 destinations in 40 countries.
Commenting on the launch of Pegasus' newest route, Güliz Öztürk, Pegasus Airlines' CCO said: "We are delighted to be launching our Manchester route. The UK is among our key markets in Europe, we already operate thrice daily flights from London Stansted to Istanbul with additional direct flights to Izmir Airport up to four times a week in summer. Since the launch of our scheduled flights from Stansted airport we have flown over 2.7 million guests from/to the UK and we're confident that the new Manchester flights will be warmly welcomed by our future guests in Northern England. We are delighted to extend our operations to an additional key region of the country, giving our UK guests more choice and flexibility when planning their travels. We hope to attract more guests who will enjoy travelling to Istanbul and the exciting destinations beyond, both within Turkey and elsewhere in our network always at our affordable fares."
Pegasus connects Manchester Airport to 71 destinations
Pegasus connects Manchester Airport to a total of 71 destinations in Turkey and beyond via Istanbul including 32 destinations within Turkey: Adana, Amasya (Merzifon), Ankara, Antalya, Balikesir/Edremit, Batman, Bingöl, Bodrum, Dalaman, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Gazipasa Alanya, Hatay, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Kars, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Mardin, Mus, Ordu, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Sinop, Sivas, Trabzon and Van; and 39 other international destinations: Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amman, Athens, Baghdat, Bahrain, Basra, Beirut, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bucharest, Cairo, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Erbil, Grozny, Hurghada, Jeddah, Kharkiv, Kiev, Krasnodar, Kuwait, Lviv, Mineralnye Vody, Muscat, North Cyprus (Ercan), Pristina, Riyadh, Sarajevo, Sharm El-Sheikh, Skopje, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tiran and Zaporizhia.